Ok. Honesty time. Today I went to the gym, excited about a new week but kind of ‘off’ in the stomach. I told my sister we’d have to take it a bit easy because of this and into the work out we went. After some time on the treadmill on incline, we did some arm weights and jumped on the cross trainers. Almost immediately my thighs start to hurt, my heart rate was HIGH and I couldn’t catch my breath. I managed to get through the 2 minutes, under the targeted RPM and leapt off the machine.

I couldn’t catch my breath and was having some sort of panic attack/suffocation thing. I may have cried, just in case it helped me breath. I knew I was panicking and had to slow my breathing. I brush off my sister as I tried to regain my breath. I’ve never suffered from asthma, but if this is what it’s like, it’s pretty darn scary. At one point I stood there attempting to work out where to throw up.

But soon enough my heart rate lowered enough to move on. So we did. When the workout was nearing the end, we hit the mats for sit ups. Sis completed her reps and we moved onto mine. I got through 10 before I started to feel a bit queasy. And not to be too indelicate about it, but during the next 10 I almost pooped my pants! My sister and I laughed our butts off at how ridiculous the whole work out had been and what a total mess I clearly was today. I left the gym feeling exhausted and a little sick.

So there you go. Obviously, not all days are golden. But this one, well, it was anything but.

Better luck tomorrow, right!?


  • Oh no, sounds brutal 🙁 At least you went to the gym, well done for that! Hope you feel better soon.

    • Thanks! I’m hoping so. Was an embarrassing, exhausting day.

  • Karen

    That sounds brutal. Good on you for sticking with it and actually getting some work done.

    • Thanks! Luckily I’m pretty stubborn when I want to be. 😉

  • Go you!! I had a similar experience with my personal trainer last week. I may have actually died at one point … I swear I was looking down on myself. Felt bloody good for it two days later though (NOT the day after … I thought I’d been hit by a truck the next day). How are you feeling now?

    • Feeling better today! Thank you. The stomach bug has passed and I got through a decent work out today. Yippee.

      Go you, I know what you mean about died a bit. I feel the same way during sit ups. Ugh.

  • hey the positive in this story is that you kept going! If this story is not a model of persaverance and consistency, I don’t know what is 🙂

  • Kel

    You are seriously fab for finishing up – I would have cut and run! lol

    • Haha. If I wasn’t so stubborn I probably would have. Maybe even should have. 😉

  • Sheri Bomb

    It could have been worse. You could have actually pooped your pants! Haha you poor thing, good on your for sticking it out!

    • I knooooow, right!? My sis would’ve been no help at all. She would’ve pointed and laughed. Not that I’d blame her. 😉